BACKGROUND: There's a reason why fans always come back to this little ice cream parlor on Centre Street and Beach Avenue in Beach Haven - it's just so much fun to visit.

The Show Place is run by the Surflight Theatre and a visit here is sure to be a highlight of your summer vacation.

The staff are all entertainers, and you may be asked to sing for your sundae or ice cream cone, so be prepared. You might also be asked to wear a funny hat, or - if you order something particularly large - might get singled out for a good-natured "Iggy-wiggy who's a piggy."

INSIDER INFO: Since serving the ice cream is a show in itself, with the staff also getting a chance to show off their talents as singers and dancers - there are seatings of 150 customers about every hour - but it's worth the wait. If you can't wait, there is a takeout window, but that's not nearly as much fun.

WHERE: The parlor is located at 204 Centre Street in Beach Haven.,+beach+haven,+nj&fb=1&gl=us&hq=show+place+ice+cream+parlor,&hnear=beach+haven,+nj&cid=0,0,4153543678448804247&ei=zeHhS5mgAY3y9ATyoPmOAw&ved=0CBUQnwIwAA&ll=39.564362,-74.238653&spn=0.007626,0.011673&z=16&iwloc=A" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

DETAILS: The Show Place is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call 609-492-0018 for more information.